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THE DARTMOUTH LITERARY MONTHLY. 

CONTENTS FOR JUNE, 1889. 

WALL STREET ETHICS. . . . . • • D- L. Lawrence. 341 

TO THE ORIOLE H. S. Hopkins. 347 

THE CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. O.S. Warden. 347 

THE ST. LAWRENCE Chas. M. Smith. 351 

RAIN IN MAY O.S. Davis. 353 

THE CRYPTOGRAM ^- ■S- Hopkins. 354 

A MATIN SONG • 7- ^- Gerould. 358 

THE CHAIR, 359 

BY THE WAY 362 

THISTLE-DOWN, 3^5 

CRAYON BLEU, 3^6 

EXCHANGES, 369 

ALUMNI NOTES, 37i 



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Vol. III. JUNE, 1889. No. 9. 

BOARD OF EDITORS: 

W. S. SULLIVAN. O. S. WARDEN. O. S. DAVIS. 

G. S. MILLS. J. H. GEROULD. C. F. ROBINSON. 

H. P. BLAIR, Business Manager. 

WALL STREET ETHICS. 

Within a stone's throw, each of the other, in New York city, 
stand two famous buildings, known and visited of all men — 
Trinity church and the Stock Exchange. Few thoughtful per- 
sons, I fancy, acquainted with Wall street, but have made some 
comment on the juxtaposition of these opposing sovereignties of 
New York. Both have practically endless wealth at their disposal, 
both are living forces in the lives of thousands, both are appropri- 
ately enthroned in the heart of hearts of our greatest city. Yet in 
their strictly contrasting functions and alienate activities fire and 
water are not more unlike than they. 

To a stranger in the galleries of the Exchange a spectacle is 
presented always unique, often fascinating. The pit before him is 
filled with a dense and agitated mass, and a hoarse confusion of 
sounds. On every side there is the same restless activity, hour 
after hour the same unintelligible noise. In and out, hither and 
thither, up and down, the various figures move, changeless in their 
change, purposeless in their purpose. The eye tires of its intricate 
mazes, the ear of its baffling cry. The mind fails in attempt to 
thread a labyrinth of activity so blind. Movement without se- 
quence or aim, breathless hurry, feverish gesture, tumultuous, de- 
lirious energy, mark the place and hour. It cannot be compared 



342 WALL STREET ETHICS. 

to a stormy sea, for that has direction, and here is none. It cannot 
be compared to the fury of a mob, for that is unified in purpose, 
and here is no unity. It is a dance, tuneless and orderless, a jan- 
gle of warring sounds, an ebullition in which each several atom 
fiercely severs itself from its fellows. Here is the triumph of the 
individual. Every sundered unit is constituted into a separate 
whole. Some singular chemistry has disintegrated all the affini- 
ties of kind, and the forces before neutralized in organic society are 
here free to act alone with crude, native, naked fierceness. Hence 
the pungency, the acritude, of the atmosphere, as of a laboratory. 

Under circumstances so peculiar, strangeness ceases to be 
strange. A man quietly making his way through the throng sud- 
denly throws up his arms with a loud, apparently aimless, interjec- 
tion : a crowd like lightning breaks into a delirium of shouts and 
mad effort, which as quickly subsides. There are those rushing 
headlong here and there ; there are others wildly shouting, with 
tireless, poignant iteration. Every gesture is violent, every word 
a scream. At times there is a concentration of all this vagrant 
energy, and the result is something terrible to see. All hurl them- 
selves toward the common centre, tearing, rending their passage 
with frenzy, every feeling of community annihilated in mob. 
Primitive, selfish instinct has subsumed all sense of relationship. 
The hearts of men are stricken with judicial blindness, lightless as 
first chaos. At such a moment men would drag down their own 
fathers, and trample them, unconsciously, to get one step nearer 
their object. Equally the dissipated tumult gathers into a hideous 
bruit that tortures hearing. All that clash of separate rage — how 
it rends and shatters the air, as it were the herald of universal 
ruin ! The listening soul shrinks back offended at such absolute 
discord. It is the song of final and perfect dissolution, of death 
and hell. 

But these are first impressions, and external. There comes a 
time when it is no longer possible to remain a cool observer of a 
scene, which, like a maelstrom, with resistless gyrations absorbs 
every least and greatest into itself. A strong necessity is laid upon 
one to feel, to know, this rabid Scylla, even while we are con- 



WALL STREET ETHICS. 343 

vinced that to know it to the full is to become its victim — an ex- 
perience so highly rated that only a life can pay the price. Its 
vortical fury, which seems to devour even itself, nothing can glut 
or stay. The intense excitement that fills the house like a tempest 
seizes upon the calmest onlooker, and every nerve tingles with a 
sense, half sympathy, half revulsion. For whatever else there 
may be here, there is life, — even if we think it the life of a morbid 
principle, still life, — and as such, compelling response. It is not 
difficult to understand this rapture, as it were, and ecstasy. Sin- 
gular in its presentment here, the world is no stranger to the fact. 
You may call it an insanity — so it is ; but, from Pythian inspira- 
tion and poetic frenzy to the Reign of Terror, it is a question of 
species, not of kind. . All the intenser emotions, whether good or 
evil, subvert nature. Shall we, then, by avoiding the one, resign 
the other? If, then, we must utterly condemn the Sansculotte, 
must we also consent to " crown the poets with flowers and lead 
them out forever from the city"? That suggestive line was no 
slip in Plato's logic. His was a true Republic, purchasing medi- 
ocrity of powers with the loss of every superlative quality in what- 
ever direction. Mountain and valley, shade and sunshine, we 
would need a new heaven and a new earth indeed for such a new 
creature. There is only the fearful alternative of possible supreme 
height coupled with possible supreme depth, the tremendous cor- 
ollary of death to life, of hell to heaven. 

And yet, with whatever mingled feelings we watch this curious 
demonstration, a certain admiration is inseparable from it. The 
vacillations of this inebriate multitude constitute a most real power 
reaching to the finest issues of the remotest regions of the land, 
the sense of which adds the crowning fascination to its action. 
Here is a mystery of human polity which might stagger any faith, 
were it not that institutions, like wisdom, are justified of their chil- 
dren. We are amazed, confounded, yet the world is not. Chaos ! 
we cry ; but here, as elsewhere, the madness shapes itself to 
method, and we are hauntingly remembered of another chamber 
where those were charged with drunkenness who none the less 
moulded the world's central and mightiest factor. It is the stand- 



344 WALL STREET ETHICS. 

ing miracle of history, not less than of Catholic dogma, how out of 
midsummer madness is woven the vesture of divine wisdom. Is it 
an insuperable difficulty, then, that out of a grosser fantasy a 
cheaper wisdom should spring? When we have solved the enigma 
of Apollo and the Sibyl, we shall have discovered life's most jeal- 
ous secret ; we shall have answered forever the implacable Sphinx 
that sits for all men just outside the gates of knowledge in wait to 
destroy. 

To an atmosphere so heavily charged, that of Trinity is antipo- 
dal, and it seems hardly consistent that the passage should be so 
quickly made.- The contrast is so sharp as to amount to a rebuke. 
Not in itself beautiful, or even imposing. Trinity acquires both 
qualities by virtue of its position. After the tension and the glare 
of the " street," its quiet seems elevation akin to the religious 
peace of the hill set above the din of towns. A sense of infinity is 
induced, for rest is of all attributes most indisputably divine, and 
not without* an inner symbolism have all men sanctified worship 
with Sabbatic silence and rest. Silence is one of the elder gods 
"that wrought out existence before the birth of time." It is the 
finality of wisdom, the immortality of beauty, the fulness of beati- 
tude about the crystal sea. It floods these narrow walls with a 
grace denied them by art, and imposes its proper majesty on all 
who enter them. With a decorum not wholly conventional, does 
the great congregation kneel in customary prayer. Nor is it* 
wholly fortuitous, the grave cadence of the Anglican rite. An age 
of more exquisite feeling than ours built those lofty praises, so 
wedding spirit and letter as to make an indisseverable unity. For 
all perfect art (and what of human doing, even this, does not come 
under that head?) is perfect incarnation of ideas in forms, a con- 
junction so exactly ordered that to think to change it were an im- 
pertinence, even a sort of sacrilege. A right instinct names such 
things creations, the product of a power in man allied to that of 
God ; and we justly entitle them to similar reverence with the 
handiwork of the Almighty. And as we can conceive of few 
men so degraded as to be beyond tlie touch of naturiil beauty, 
so here, though with less confidence, we can with difficulty be- 



WALL STREET ETHICS. 345 

lieve any to be unmoved by the fine charm of this spiritual art. 
It is a grace, like sun and shower, often unconsciously or ungrate- 
fully received, but it does not fail of its beneficence. Divinely 
patient, it labors for the end which is not yet. 

No doubt the liturgy falls generally on dulled ears, as use dims 
the sweetness of all sweet things — scent of rose and flush of dawn 
and rippling seas. Yet there is something vital in such use, and 
its educational value is only the greater that it is unconscious. 
With all truly beautiful things, familiarity at first seems to destroy 
their dignity, but ends in investing them with a new and better. 
The golden summer sun on deep-bladed grass — what in all nature 
so familiar, and what, as years go by, more unwearyingly, tenderly 
lovely ! Perhaps the sentiment of it never once rises into con- 
sciousness, for it is no longer external, but woven into being, as 
lightly carried as perfect health, and as integral. It has become 
a habit of the soul. 

The immemorial words of the Conjiteor roll murmurously 
toward the great altar with its saints and crucifix of stone. All 
knees are bent, all lips move with common prayer. The individ- 
ual has no place. It is not '' I," but " we." Modern scholarship 
has sought to demonstrate that the Church in initio was communis- 
tic. In a very deep sense it was and is : that certainly can never 
be denied so long as its holiest act is a "Communion," and there 
remains in its creed the article of " a communion of saints." And 
since our vices are often but our virtues misguided or misplaced, 
it is far from impossible that the extravagant theories of a St. 
Simon may not be the natural revolt against the individualistic 
excesses of the last three hundred years. Certainly there has 
been in Protestant Christendom a tendency to minimize the corpo- 
rate idea of the Church, that has frittered away general truths into 
private opinion, and social into personal religion. We have cast 
aside feudal Christianity to set up a commercial one, based on 
ideas of competition in trade and profit and loss. The gain, alas I 
has not been without offsets, and there are even hints that our last 
state is worse than our first. For feudalism had the one ethical 
advantage over us of at least being an organism, and not a refined 



34^ WALL STREET ETHICS. 

selfishness proclaiming universal brotherhood, Jacob-like to sup- 
plant its brother, with the necessary consequence of converting 
Esau into a vagabond. It is certainly curious to follow the devel- 
opment of the Golden Rule into the doctrine of laissez-faire, and 
even more so to witness the moral shock that the counting-room 
feels at the crudities and credulities of earlier date. From murder 
to lying, from robbery to cheating, from persecution to license : is 
the change wholly to better things? Many things have been 
gained: have none been lost? Is there no foundation in fact for 
the contempt, so resented by modern sentiment, that has been felt 
from Plato down for the commercial character? 

In perpetual rebuke, the voice of the Church, however unheed- 
ed by priest and people alike, proclaims a wider truth, speaks 
a large language, which we have ceased to comprehend. It is 
always the Church and not the people, the priest and not the 
preacher, the sacrament and not the sermon, a terminology always 
emphasizing the general and permanent without denying the sin- 
gular antl temporal, as nature furnishes broad conditions of growth 
under w^hich the individual must live as he may. Undoubting faith 
built her walls for the gathering of all nations, and adapted her 
ritual to universal conditions. Man and not men, the solidarity of 
the race in the Body of one Lord, is her aim. Catholic is her 
proudest title. 

Such is the letter of the law, but the spirit in which we read it 
how dissenting ! It seems to be a perpetual fact, as of old : " He 
came to His own, and His own received Him not," and "A people 
that knew not Me shall call upon My name." What a fearful par- 
adox, yet applicable to every realm of truth, that it is always the 
chosen Jew that crucifies the Lord, and the Gentile who worships 

him ! 

D. L. Lawrence. 



THE CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. 347 



TO THE ORIOLE. 

Lightly swinging, sweetly singing, 

In the budding trees. 
Rapturous song is borne along 

On the scented breeze. 

Golden throated, joyous noted. 

In the bright spring days ; 
Happy creature ! what a teacher 

Of the art of praise ! 

With thy trilling thou art filling 

All the balmy air ; 
Thine is pleasure without measure, 

Song is everywhere. 

Cease your singing, cease your swinging, 

Fly unto your nest. 

The shades are falling, night is calling 

Nature to its rest. 

H. S. Hopkins. 



THE CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. 

Action and thought are the two main threads, the warp and the 
woof, of every people's life. Now one and now the other gives char- 
acter to the finished texture. Causes and results come out as we 
take the web apart and learn the make-up of the whole fabric. The 
idea is the soul of history, action is the body, and each yields a 
counter influence. Strife has ever been the seed of art, though in 
the ugl}^ germ there may be little likeness to the full-grown plant. 
A national tumult may be necessary to bring out an idea, but in 
later years art will clothe the truth in shining garments. Yet war 
must be coupled with sentiment if it would do more than stimulate 
the intelligence of a few men. A struggle to dethrone a monarch 
or to fix a pope in a chair cannot do this ; but, if eternal law is in 
the fight, when the shock is past indignant eloquence may give 
way to a certainty of power, thoughtful and poetic. 

America is the concrete expression of an intellectual and politi- 
cal emancipation. While men were yet in chains, some minds 



348 THE CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. 

were making nature a friend, and reaching out to nature's Maker 
in strivings for truth. The war-cloud came to hang darkly 
over our poetic spirit ; art was veiled in a partial eclipse ; bitter- 
ness and enmity filled men's hearts, and only a few lights were 
still bright in the shadow. Standing at the mile-stone '61, we look 
back to Bryant, and forward even into conjecture, in finding how 
the jar of conflict mastered the thinking mind and the poetic result. 
In the main 'tis true that critical periods are uncreative, and 
poetry does not appear until genius can find time. 

The Reformation, the Cromwellian Rebellion, the French Rev- 
olution, our War of Independence, — all these mighty earth strug- 
gles, — are unsung ; yet Homer could tell the story of strife between 
two semi-barbarous tribes with such dignity that men search here 
to-day for ideals of heroism. Germany changed as if by magic 
from a nation of war to a people of letters. 

Our martial poetry, of intrinsic poetical charm, fills but a modest 
volume. Read these pages, and you find more crudeness than 
finish. Feeling and sentiment are lost in harsh description, mel- 
ody in the fire of patriotism. The instant in effect tends to decay 
in verse ; that which tickles the partisan taste soon falls before 
peaceful criticism. The lesson is plain : dignity of theme will not 
insure literary interest. The poet must elevate and add himself to 
his subject, and this must be commensurate with his art. 

Tendencies in thought and feeling were moulding half a hun- 
dred years, through classicism and sentimentalism, before we 
began to breathe the free upper air, — before Bryant, from nature 
and reflection, coupled art and rhythm in true poetry. But the 
tone and spirit of the old school were too well fixed to give way 
even to war. When the noble "Father of Song" spoke for the 
slave, he spoke in prose. It grew dark and light again, but "The 
Flood of Years "came from the same genius as " Thanatopsis." 
He was eager to chant the triumph of a great principle in the 
" Death of Slavery," but the attempt little revealed the patriotism 
in his heart. 

Longfellow was no polemic reformer. Broad culture turned 
his genius from teaching an indignant lesson. In his eight dis- 



THE CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. 349 

tinctive slavery poems there is more pathos than fire. The 
*' Slave's Dream " has just a touch of Whittier's fierce flame, but 
the tender sadness of the " Quadroon Girl" is the prevailing tone. 

Poe finished his desolate life and mental struggle while the clash 
was only in word. Had his days been more in number we would 
scarce expect, in one who could not master himself, a champion of 
freedom's cause. 

Emerson was freeing the soul while his countrymen fought for 
the negro. He stood upon the height of art, and heard not the 
cannon's roar. Rising higher and yet higher, he hunted world 
truth, oblivious of the march of armies. He had his mission, to 
emancipate thought : the boys in blue had theirs, to emancipate 
the slave. Both succeeded, but in separate courses. 

In those days Lowell was a patriot and reformer. To-day he 
could teach the New England farmer to love his flocks and his 
fields, to-morrow make him hate the bondage of the slave ; yet his 
chambered genius was unharmed by the contact. The same mind 
could proclaim the truths of freedom, and turn to such ideal beauty 
as the "Vision of Sir Launfal." In such successes as " The Com- 
memoration Ode," depth of feeling and sentiment are embodied in 
a patriotism which is intellectual ; and herein lies the secret of his 
range. 

The conservative Holmes would never have sounded the trumpet 
for the slave's release, yet hardly had the war begun when his 
stirring lyrics were heard for the right. He was not, however, so 
much a champion of right as of his country's unity. Indeed, in 
all the old school, art suffered little, or none at all, until we come 
to Whittier. 

The tone of his muse was scarcely in harmony before its soul 
was lost in the fiery war-song, and vigor of life was passed before 
he turned to nature and the flower. He had done a work, but not 
that of an artist. Perhaps there may have been sown the seed of 
that sublime faith and trust of these later years, but he would have 
climbed higher and sung in calmer strains had his sincerity been 
turned to other themes. 

We might pause to speak of Stedman and his "Alice of Mon- 



350 THE CIVFL WAR AND AMERICAN POETRY. 

mouth," of Brownell and his "Bay Fight," of Willson and his 
" Old Sergeant," or, at the South, of Timrod and Paul Hayne, but 
it would only multiply examples where art has suffered at the hand 
of action. 

A single cloud does not make a rainy day, so the war itself did 
not kill poetry, but the changes in pursuit and thought all find a 
source here, and work to this as a definite resultant. Speculation 
is idle which would presume to estimate to a nicety the genius 
turned into other channels during those four years, and the pre- 
ceding period of hatred. In following the trail of change from 
strife to art, many footprints are lost in the mingling of mighty 
interests. 

The civil war marked the end of our literary youth, together 
with the advent of a distinct national and intellectual life. Strife 
was the absorbent when a second group of poets should have been 
forming. Original genius found its outlet in new paths. Artistic 
work of hand and thought fell at the sound of war, and many 
an imagination became confused. 

Journalism received an impetus such that it absorbed our literary 
men. The force of this counter-action is now spent, in that the 
hindrance has taken unto itself a literary tone. 

The country financial had to be made anew, and men could 
not wait either to write or to read poetry. When a nation's pulse 
runs high, its normal beating is a question not of days but of years. 
Furthermore, when public taste craved pleasure again, it demanded 
a new kind of food, and modern American fiction answered the 
call. It was a mere question of supply and demand in our literary 
life, and there has been a naturalism and honest attempt at descrip- 
tion which we have enjoyed. 

The literary pathway of every people is like a vein of mineral, 
now broadening into a wealth of richness, now narrowing almost 
to a point. Nationality, riches, art, — this has been the world 
course. I am inclined to think that the good results of the war are 
as yet barely felt. We see the evil now ; the restless spirit has not 
yet become quiet. Men of to-day can yet see the blood and hear 
the crushing bullet — sights and sounds which forbid poetic touch. 



THE ST. LAWRENCE. 35 1 

We have not forgotten how in these little New England hamlets 
mothers wept bitterly at the cost, yet turned with tear-stained face 
and calm trust to care for the home. Those cries of woe so pain- 
fully sad are yet faintly heard, but there is coming a time when 
men's thoughts will reach grander truth because of that pure and 
holy goodness. 

The spring-time will come again, and then the summer. World 
scenes change slowly, and it may yet be long before a new school 
shall end this breathing interval in stronger utterance. Not always 
will our poets be content to wash over the old dirt rather than 
dig in new mines. Higher ideals will yet be seen, the soul will 
peer farther into eternity, God and man will come nearer together, 
human justice and divine kindness will be one, and heavenly 

goodness will smile on human effort. 

O. S. Warden. 



THE ST. LAWRENCE. 

The ride around Lake Ontario from Niagara was tedious 
enough. It occupied all the sultry August night, and comfort 
seemed out of the question. There was not, therefore, the least 
hesitancy or regret on the part of any of us, when, just after it had 
become light, we were directed to leave the cars for the boat. The 
short walk from the station to the dock did much to revive us. We 
inhaled deep draughts of the cool morning breeze blowing fresh 
from the river, and even the clean plank walk, wet with the dew, 
seemed refreshing. 

After pacing back and forth several times on the wharf to in- 
spect the steamer, w^e went on deck to select our positions for the 
day's ride. As we sat waiting for the baggage to be loaded, the 
sun furnished us a most pleasing spectacle. The leaden clouds of 
the east, penetrated by the alchemy of his rays, became richest 
silver and gold ; and rising he drove them apart into little tufts, 
until there, in the azure sea, appeared. a golden representation of 
the Thousand Islands which were just ahead of us. 



352 THE ST. LAWRENCE. 

The sweetness and beauty of the dawn were soon forgotten, 
however, as the course which led among the islands opened its 
attractions to us. Hither and thither ran inviting passages, each 
seeming, as we approached, more attractive than the others. We 
went a little distance in one, turned greedily to another, but were 
soon off in yet another and another, until we seemed fairly lost in 
a labyrinth whose passages were filled with beauty and delight. 
The Thousand Islands are indeed so full of pleasure that one is 
loath to leave one watery vista unexplored, one island unvisited, 
for he feels sure that he is leaving some charm unseen. 

At Alexandria Bay the landing was filled with people, decked 
in gay summer costumes, who crowded down to meet friends who 
had come to join them in their holiday retreat. 

A little after leaving Ogdensburg, where the Oswegatchie, flow- 
ing in, struggles so hard to maintain its identity, keeping a clear 
line of division between its waters and its noble rivals for two miles 
or more, we saw away down the river what looked like a wall of 
whitest marble stretching directly across our course. While we 
were speculating on what it might be, the boat put in to shore, and 
passengers and baggage were transferred to a smaller, stauncher 
one. Then we knew that we must be nearing the first of the rap- 
ids which were to lend such pleasure to the last part of our ride. 

As we came nearer and heard the roar of the rushing river, and 
saw that the white wall was of sparkling foam, we began to feel 
a little uneasy, but the stern face and firm hand in the pilot-house 
reassured us ; and as the boat, leaping the wall, sprang bravely 
forward on her hard way, tossed from side to side upon the bat- 
tling waters, we forgot to fear in the excitement of this novel expe- 
rience, and it was with a feeling of regret rather than of relief 
that we saw her shoot out into a clear, smooth course again. So 
we passed one after another the upper rapids, and then came a 
long way of wide, majestic river, which occupied the later hours 
of the warm afternoon, until there came floating to our quiet deck 
the soft, sweet notes of the evening Angelus, as it rung from the 
tower of a convent on a little island in mid-river. So impressive 
were the surroundings, so holy seemed the sound, that, of whatever 



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DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, 



HANOVER, N. H., 1889. 



BELIEVING that there were among the Alumni of the College, men more capable 
of entertaining and instru6ling from the lecture platform than the speakers 
who appear here in the regular course, we during the past year put into practical 
operation an 

ALUMNI LECTURE COURSE, 

in which 

The Lectures have been free to all, 

Each Speaker an Alumnus, 

The Subjects, practical and instructive. 

In addition to the pleasure and profit derived from the lectures we have gained a 
familiarity with the names and faces of some of the more prominent Alumni, while 
they in turn have been brought back to see the progress made here during the past 
few years, and in this way the ties of interest between the College and her sons 
have been greatly strengthened. 

The Lectures have been given in the college church. The expenses of the 
course, rent of church, printing, etc., have been met mainly by contributions from the 
following Alumni and friends of the college : __ 

Hon. Charles W. Hoitt, '71, 



H. W. Stevens, '75, 

L. D. Stevens, '43, 

F. S. Streeter, '74, 

Wm. M. Chase, '58, C. S 

H. J. Cuppen, 

B. A. Khnball, C. S. D., '54, 

Hon. A. B. Thompson, '58, 

Hiram Hitchcock, '72, L. 



D., 



Hon. E. E. Parker, '69, 

Geo. B. French, '72, 

E. S. Cutler, '44, 

Hon. Edward Spalding, '33, M. D., LL. D. 

Hon. Daniel Clark, '34, LL. D., 

Hon. L. W. Clark, '50, 

Hon. H. E. Burnham, '65, 

Hon. John B. Clarke, 

The Alumni, who, in response to invitation, have taken time from their profes- 
sional labors to prepare and deliver these Lectures, justly merit the gratitude of all 
who have at heart the interests of the College. They are as follows : 

Feb. II. L. T. TowNSEND, D. D., '59, Professor of Practical Theology, Boston University. 
Subject, — "Transcendentalism in Every-day Life." 

Feb. 18. Hon. James W. Patterson, LL. D., '48, State Superintendent of Schools. Sub- 
ject, — "Adoption of the Federal Constitution by New Hampshire." 

March i. Hon. Geo. A. Marden, '61. Subject, — "Hash." 

March 12. Rev. Arthur Little, D. D., '60. "Religious Elements in the Constitution of 
the United States." 

April 23. John Ordronaux, M. D., LL. D., '50. Subject, — "Corporations as the Great 
Commercial Force of Modern Times." 

May 14. Charles R. Miller, '72, Editor in Chief of the New York Times. Subject, — 
"The Art of Making a Newspaper." 

We feel a pardonable satisfaction in having so successfully inaugurated a custom 

which we believe will survive to the advantage of the College. 

Editors Dartmouth Literary Monthly. 



RAIN IN MAY 353 

religious persuasion, one was led to bow with reverence and hail 
the blessed Mother of our Lord. 

An acquaintance of the day, after his devotions, told me the 
story of the founding of the convent in this queer place. A hun- 
dred years ago a mother and daughter owned and dwelt upon the 
island. They lived quietly here, loving their island home and sel- 
dom leaving it, until there came a successful suitor for the maid- 
en's hand. Many had preceded him, for she was very beautiful ; 
but all had gone their wa}^ without encouragement. As he ven- 
tured once a return to the city by going down the river and so 
through the rapids, his little boat proved too frail for the angry 
waters, which swallowed up it and St. Katharine's lover. In her 
grief there appeared to her an angel who spoke words of comfort, 
and directed her to become a bride of the Church, and found here 
a convent. "This is the story of the convent, which belongs to 
the Gray order." 

As he finished, I noticed that the boat was stopping ; and, look- 
ing about to find the cause, saw close by her side a little boat in 
which were the old Indian pilot and his two sturdy sons, who had 
come to take us through the treacherous Lachine rapids. Passing 
these in safety, and rounding the southern end of Hochelaja, there 
rose at our left Cartier's Mont-Real, and at its feet lay its name- 
sake, our destination. 

Chas, M. Smith. 



RAIN IN MAY. 

All silent, save a murmur through the leaves, 
Slow, steady dripping from the weeping eaves, 
The robin's glad, quick cry from far away ! 
The mountains fly torn flags of mist to-day. 
And mingle on their sides the blue and gray. 

In robes of brown and green the meadows lie, 
And claim the blessing of the kindly sky. 
Oh ! sweet assurance of the fields' increase ! 
Soft rain of May, bid every tumult cease. 
And grant my soul the blessing of thy peace ! 



O. S. Davis. 



354 ' ^-^-^ CRYPTOGRAM. 

r 

THE CRYPTOGRAM. 

I. 

The post-master and his clerk were busy sorting the mail in the 
little village of X , Pa. " Thomas J. Fanning," said the post- 
master, holding up a letter. " Why, that must be for old Tom over 
in the mountains. Well, he '11 be down by to-morrow, and if it's 
for him he can get it." 

So the letter was laid away till Tom Fanning, or Esau, as the 
villagers called him on account of his huge beard and long, un- 
kempt hair, should come down from the mountains, where he 
dwelt alone in a rude hut, and claim his letter. 

Tom was a vagabond. He lived, no one knew just how, but 
ostensibly by hunting and fishing. It was rumored that when pro- 
visions were short, he would not hesitate to appropriate whatever 
chance threw in his way. About once a week he would come 
down from his hut in the mountains, to the village, where he 
would get his jug filled with liquor, idle around until night, and 
then go home. 

When he had first come to the village, his unusual appearance 
and disposition, — which seemed to shun rather than invite obser- 
vation, — had excited some comment. Rumors of a lurid type had 
been set in circulation concerning him. But as time passed on 
and he seemed to be settled down to stay, his presence was ac- 
cepted by the people, and he came to be looked on as a permanent 
fixture in X . 

On Friday the letter addressed to Tom had been received at 
the post-office. The next day, Saturday, Tom was due at the 
village according to his usual custom, when the post-master would 
deliver him his mail, and find out, if he could, by a judicious ap- 
plication of bad whiskey, from whom it came. 

On Saturday afternoon, therefore, he was waiting impatiently 
for Tom's appearance. The post-office was full of the usual crowd 
of loafers, waiting for anything that should turn up which could 
afford them any excitement. 



THE CRYPTOGRAM. . 355 

** Hev ye heerd the news?" said a new-comer, addressing the 
crowd. 

*'No; what is it?" they asked, sitting up and taking their 
hands out of their pockets. 

'* Esau 's lit out," was the laconic response. 

This statement roused the post-master, and pushing to the front, 
he prepared to interrogate the messenger. Bill Dobson. 

*' What 's thet yer say? Old Tom gone? When? Where?" 

*'He's gone 's sure as guns," said Bill. "I met him this 
mornin' t' other side o' the mountain, with all his traps, headed 
towards the Ohier." 

" Did he say where he was goin'?" said the post-master. 

** Didn't speak to him. He saw me, and would n't come nigh 
me. I did n't calkerlate he wanted ter talk, so I let him go and 
shoved on. When I got down on this side of the mountain I found 
his hut all knocked down flat. I reckon he 's got tired of stayin' 
so long in one place, and lit out whar ther 's more game." 

All hope of finding out anything from Tom vanished from the 
post-master's mind now. The ^letter would goto the dead-letter 
office. Perhaps it contained money. If so , but then the post- 
master was honest, and, moreover, there were others who knew of 
it besides himself It must go to Washington. 

II. 

In one of the rooms at the dead-letter office, a clerk was open- 
ing mail from a great pile before him, and at length took from the 

pile one addressed to Thomas J. Fanning, X , Pa. He opened 

it, and drew forth two sheets of paper. Here is what was writ- 
ten : 

"41 gih hsspf hsspf hsspf ijmp ras vysciypezy scive jimlg 
xeiok ilxjs kimhhmf ilxsh xsrivetu. waszvyscgii hiv. asry scxelx 
whregih wwsvg hivilx js vihvs ilx hsspf cf hikrize ifx wyg hsspf." 

The second was a plan, evidently of the interior of a house. In 
one of the rooms was drawn a red cross ; in a corner of this room 
was a rude sketch of a coffin. 

He scrutinized the envelope carefully to see, if possible, where 



356 THE CRYPTOGRAM. 

it was posted. The post-mark, however, was too indistinct. All 
that could be read was " Eas — Con — N. Y." This aroused the 
curiosity of the clerk, and, after considerable difficulty, he deci- 
phered the cryptogram. Translated, it read as follows : 

" Blood must be avenged by blood. The order of the Red 
Cross demands that you now redeem your vows. Spare not. Do 
the bidding of the Great Chief as you value your own life. Blood \ 
Blood ! ! Blood ! ! ! Dec. 14." 

Here was a mystery. A letter of a sanguinary nature, urging 
some one to commit a murder, and a plan of the house and room, 
even the very corner in which it was to be committed. The one 
who was to do the murder must, of course, be Thomas J. Fanning. 

Suddenly the clerk came to himself and realized that Thomas J. 
Fanning, whoever he was, had never received this letter, and con- 
sequently could n't obey its orders. 

A detective was at once put on the case. His first point was to 
find Thomas J. Fanning. The letter was addressed to him at 

X , Pa., but that he was not there at the time of its receipt 

was evidenced by the fact of its not having been delivered to 

him. However, he at once set out for X , where he arrived at 

evening, and found, as he had expected, that Fanning was not 
there. 

"Tom Fanning?" said the post-master. "No, he ain't here ; 
ain't been here for two months. He lit out one mornin', nigh onto 
two months ago, headed towards the Ohier. Bill Dobson seen him 
go." 

At this moment one of the men who had gone out came in, fol- 
lowed by Bill Dobson and a crowd of men. 

The stranger took Bill outside, and finding that he could n't 
learn of Fanning's probable destination, noted down as accurate a 
description as he could, and took his leave, himself headed tow- 
ards the Ohio. 

To trace the journeyings of the detective, in his search for Tom 
Fanning, would be a task beyond the scope of this story. He 
found him at last getting his jug filled in a low groggery in an 
Ohio town. As no crime or definite charge could be preferred 



THE CRYPTOGRAM. 357 

against him, he was lodged in jail on complaint of being an idle 
and worthless character, and here, for a time, we will leave him. 

III. 

Up in the northern part of the state of New York two school- 
boys were sitting in their room talking, and reading at random 
from a newspaper. Suddenly the older of the boys stopped, and 
then read hurriedly the following note : 

" One of Pinkerton's detectives arrested on Tuesday last a man 
named Thomas J. Fanning for supposed complicity with a secret 
order known as the Order of the Red Cross. A letter addressed 

to this man at X , Pa., came to the dead-letter office about a 

month ago. It was written in cipher, and had a plan of a 
house, with one of the rooms marked by a red cross. One corner 
of this room was further indicated by a coffin. The clerk into 
whose hands the letter fell, attracted by the drawing, deciphered 
it. It was as follows : 

*' 'Blood must be avenged by blood. The Order of the Red 
Cross demands that you now redeem your vows. Spare not. Do 
the bidding of the Great Chief as you value your own life. 
Blood ! Blood ! I Blood ! ! ! Dec. 14.' " 

''Isn't that what we wrote in that infamous cipher?" said 
Mack. 

" Yes ; go on." 

"The letter and translation were put into the hands of the po- 
lice, who have succeeded in finding and arresting Thomas J. Fan- 
ning. His arrest will undoubtedly lead to the discovery of a gang 
of cutthroats, — the Order of the Red Cross, as they call them- 
selves. As no definite charge can be made against Fanning, he 
will be held for some minor ofTence until the police can find the 
authors of the letter." 

Anax had come to himself by the time Mack had finished read- 
ing. 

" Well, who would ever thought that there could be any such man 
as that, after we took especial pains to hunt up a fictitious name, 
and in that place, too ! — and that that letter should be deciphered, 



35 8 A MATIN SONG. 

and a man actually arrested for some unknown plot — that 's more 
than we bargained for." 

" Well, what are we to do about it? That is the question." 

*' Does n't it say he will be held for some minor offence until the 
authors of the letter can be found ? " 

*' Yes." 

" Then I do n't see but what we are all right." 

In the next paper was this article : "Thomas J. Fanning, who 
was arrested a little over a week ago for supposed complicity with 
an organization known as the Order of the Red Cross, escaped 
from jail last night, and cannot be found." 

** Well," said Mack, '* I hope he never will be." 

" So do I," replied Anax. And he never was. 

The police are still looking for the Order of the Red Cross. 

H. S. Hopkins. 



A MATIN SONG. 

When May, her odorous locks unbound, 

Comes floating on the balmy air, 
She scatters snowy blossoms round. 

And joy and mirth are everywhere. 

In every bush a songster trills 

Unto his mate a lay of love ; 
And every blade of grass distills 

A nectar from the mists above. 

'Tis sweet to brush the sparkling dew. 

When morning's air is full of song. 
Then lovers' hearts thrill through and through ; 

And life is gay, and hope is strong. 

y. II. Gerould. 



The Chair. 



A bow — a few months of mingled pleasure and work — another 
bow, and the labor of each group of college editors is finished. 
The incoming board is anxious to move the world with the pen, 
the retiring one glad to lay its worn goose-quill away in peace. 
College journalism is not all mental luxury, nor yet all grind, but 
it is, chemically speaking, an indissoluble compound, in which the 
latter is sometimes a large constituent. Those coming in plan 
what they will do ; we going out think what we might have done. 
What you do and what you neglect alike shape your result. 
There is a satisfaction in a completed task, and we shall not reflect 
our failures. We have done what we could ; are at peace with 
ourselves and all the world. We thank those who have sup- 
ported us, and have naught but kindly feeling toward those who 
have not. As we close our third volume, we can say with an 
added emphasis that the *' Lit." has come to stay. A prophecy 
avails less than a hope or a wish : hence we extend the choicest of 
these to those who succeed us. We can invent no new formula 
for a touching farewell : so without further delay we make our 
second bow. 



Every onward step, literary or material, is with a hurry and then 
a rest; a period of push, then a stopping. Sometimes there are 
periods within periods that are more or less representative. So it 
is in the art of book-making. Some years it seems as though 
everybody was making a book, fearful lest all truth might be told, 
and they be left without honor in a universe fully explored ; in 
another, every literary person appears to be waiting for somebody 
else to publish something that may aflbrd an idea. Yet waiting is 
often a stimulus, and if there were more of it in our genius we 
should exclaim less frequently, — "A book's a book, although 
there 's nothing in 't." Every age must have its books, every phase 



360 THE CHAIR. 

of society a new expression. So every year's publication has its feat- 
ures of interest. The book year is becoming a period by itself, 
not coincident with any astronomical division. The one just clos- 
ing has given us much of wholesome value and instruction. 
Chaff still comes with the wheat, but there is well filled grain. 
The holidays gave us artistic illustration of English masterpieces, 
finer and more tasteful than American genius and handiwork have 
before shown. The flashy, inelegant cut seems to have gone for 
good. The praiseworthy tendency of public leaders to become 
literary instructors in semi-historic fields has grown stronger in 
two notable additions, — Mr. McCullock's "Men and Measures of 
Half a Century," and Sheridan's "Memoirs;" both of which, if 
not highly literary, are yet plain lessons about important interests. 
No great historical work has appeared. Indeed, such books as the 
last two mentioned seem in part to be filling the office of extended 
histories. In biography, perhaps " Motley's Correspondence" has 
best met popular favor. The personality of the writer, the wide 
variety of subjects, together with the vivacity and finish of literary 
style, all commend it to a wide circulation. The books of travel 
have been interesting rather than of a quality to last. In archae- 
ology, Lanciani has thrown fresh light on the city that once ruled 
the world. The new fields which his book opens, and its compre- 
hensiveness, seem to indicate a standard of reference for scholars. 
We welcome Mr. Bryce's broad treatment of the American repub- 
lic as action analyzed by a philosophic mind. One has only to 
search in any library for authority upon American poetry*, and 
especially fiction, to appreciate the long felt want that has. been 
filled in the completion of Prof. Richardson's "American Litera- 
ture." A difficult task has been done in a painstaking manner, 
and we are proud that the accomplishment is by a Dartmouth 
alumnus. Two persons who can agree upon the relative excel- 
lence of a year's novels are rare indeed. So great is the element 
of pleasure, that no two sensibilities render the same verdict. 
Prejudice blinds critical judgment. Every one is apt to con- 
demn that outside his own personal experience, both in creation 
and expreSvsion. The snip-snap of criticism attacks the good 



THE CHAIR. 361 

and the bad. The religious trilogy — ''Robert Elsmere," "John 
Ward," and "The Story of an African Farm" — have certainly kept 
the reviewer's pen busy, and have more or less satisfied the read- 
ing public. The rage over the first of these seems to be on the 
wane. The last two will be much later consigned to a dusty shelf. 
It is with more than pleasure that we chronicle Prof. Hardy's 
"Passe Rose," with its fascinating characters, creative life-pict- 
ures, scholarly neatness, all colored with that peculiar splendor 
and spirit of mediaeval richness. History is set with jewels of 
thought by a skilled hand. We almost forgot to mention in our 
cursory glance the appearance of the last volume of the Encyclo- 
pgedia Britannica — the completion of this unmatched store-house 
of learning. World books do not swarm into a single year, and 
perhaps this has not one that the 20th century will know at its close. 
Yet we are making great beginnings, and men are growing better. 



A few days before the Commencement appointments were an- 
nounced, we overheard two candidates speculating on the result, 
when one remarked, — " I would rather not speak than to take part 
in a discussion." The opinion of the other was the same. We 
see no reason for retaining this feature of our Commencement pro- 
gramme from year to year in the face of similar feeling on the part 
of nearly every speaker. The only argument in its favor is the 
variety it affords. No special training is given us by the college 
in debate outside of one short course, yet this is made a represent- 
ative feature upon the Commencement stage. Men may be com- 
pelled to have a discussion who have no aptitude for it. At any 
rate, eight minutes is too short a time to handle any important liter- 
ary or political question. It is of course impossible to please 
every one, but the continued disapproval of this part of our exer- 
cises at least deserves consideration. 



We take great pleasure in announcing the election of Messrs. 
C. M. Smith and Hopkins from '91 as members of next year's 
"Lit." board. The selection of a third editor will be made June 
20th if we receive work to merit a choice before that date, other- 
wise the vacancy will not be filled until next fall. 



By THE Way. 



Yes, improbable as it may seem, one can grow in time to have 
an affection for this prosaic old town, despite memories of deficient 
examinations, and its proximity to that region sought in vain by 
Melville, Greely, and DeLong. Those who have endured but 
two or three years of seclusion in this retired place may doubt the 
genuineness of the statement that when the time for final sepa- 
ration arrives it brings with it regrets as deep as any encoun- 
tered in life. That any one could feel aught but pleasure on 
leaving college seemed to me at one time an anomaly. I was 
unable to reconcile with the eagerness which welcomes a holiday 
or a vacation the professed unwillingness of the Senior to quit his 
academic shades. But, pray, accept the testimony of a most violent 
dissenter of other days, who confessed that he wished most heartily 
that he could return next fall and take a post graduate course. 
To call Hanover " the dear old place" smacks of sentimentalism, 
you say. Well, to the doubting Thomas we can only suggest, 
Wait until you have passed the four allotted cycles in the " Groves 
of the Academy," as the late President Lord would say ; and after 
you have tried the experimental evidence, we believe your testi- 
mony will be on the side of sentiment and the majority. But with 
this regret comes a feeling of pleasure at work completed, and on 
the last day you will even smile with sympathy upon the wise 
looking oral examiner in his efforts to keep from going to sleep, 
and the " Prof." to whom you sang your trilogy of deficiencies — 
yes, you can forgive even him ; and when you roll down the long, 
dusty hill for the last time, you will probably feel the same throb 
of joy that came to David Copperfield on the morning he left the 
school of good Doctor Strong : you will doubtless want to get down 
and shake hands with the " townie " who disfigured your face in a 
game of foot-ball when you were a Freshman. 

You remember how beautifully the author of Tom Brown ex- 



BV THE WAY. 363 

presses this in the passage he closes, by saying that it is no easy 
matter to fold up and lay by forever a portion of one's life, even 
when it can be done with honor and in thankfulness. 



In spite of our distance from the cities and our interminable 
winters, when the summer vacation arrives we are greatly favored 
by location compared with colleges in the Middle and Southern 
states, where the country is level and uninteresting. Those not 
afraid of sunburnt hands and faces, and perhaps blistered feet, 
will find ten days or two weeks spent with scrip and staff among 
either the Green or the White mountains a period rich in pleasure 
for any who are fond of scenery and mountain climbing. Winni- 
piseogee, Squam, and the lakes in that region, to the west Lakes 
George and Champlain, ofTer many temptations for camping out, 
while the trout streams in the northern part of this state, the for- 
ests of Maine and the Adirondacks, are but a comparatively short 
distance from here, and have many attractions for the lovers of 
sport with rod and gun. 

For those who prefer more quiet pursuits, visiting old ruins and 
the like, we are near ground made historic by Wolfe, Abercrom- 
bie, Burgoyne, Howe, Ethan Allen, and the intrepid General 
Stark. Crown Point, Ticonderoga or *' Old Ti.," Mt. Defiance, 
Bennington, and other monuments of the Revolution, appeal to 
all interested in the history of our first great struggle ; while be- 
yond, Quebec, the Saguenay and St. John, Halifax, and the dis- 
trict about Grand Pre tempt one to a trip down the St. Lawrence 
and along the coast. About Lake George hover a host of 
legends, one of which you remember Cooper has woven into fiction 
in The Last of the Mohicans. Bloody Pond and the site of Fort 
William Henry are still pointed out to the visitor. From expe- 
rience I can recommend a tramp trip across the Green Mountains, 
through Rutland and its gigantic marble quarries, and beyond 
this to Lakes George and Champlain, as being enjoyable, and 
involving but small drain upon the pocket-book. 



3% BY THE WAY. 

Not until recently did I learn that on the road to Boston, which 
most of us travel a number of times during the year, the Webster 
farm and the home of Ezekiel can be seen from the car window ; 
and by changing cars at Lowell and taking a few hours longer, 
one can pass through literary Concord, and the Lexington of our 
primary histories, where, as the British fled, 

" The farmers gave them ball for ball 
From behind each fence and farmyard wall." 

With historic Boston we are doubtless all familiar ; but the coast 
towns of the north shore, 

" Fishy Swampscott, salt Nahant, and leather-scented Lynn," 

Salem, Marblehead, and Gloucester, are probably less known by 
the student hurrying home for vacation. At Nahant, to natural 
beauty of scenery hardly surpassed, even at Newport, is added the 
charm of knowing that here in the torrid months, not many years 
ago, came Longfellow, Prescott, Motley, Agassiz ; and to-day 
more modern literary celebrities frequent the place. Salem, with 
its memories of Hawthorne, Roger Williams, and the witches ; 
Marblehead, with the old fort and its cosy little harbor shut in by 
a finger of the land, and with its recollections of pre-Revolutionary 
days, of Elbridge Gerry, and of Agnes Surriage ; Gloucester, 
whose fishermen furnished such staunch material for our first 
navy, — all these are interesting places, and easy of access from 
Boston. To the south, Plymouth, Marshfield, the quaint old towns 
of Cape Cod, with their wealth of historic associations, would well 
repay a visit. These places might all be visited during a very 
small part of the vacations of a college course, by a little judi- 
cious planning, and with but small outlay. 

It is perhaps useless to say, " Do not work during your vaca- 
tion unless it is necessary." It has been our observation that the 
prodigies of activity and enterprise who are inspired to this unnat- 
ural folly by the praise of friends, and such remarks as " He can 
toil terribly," usually waste their reserve energies in gratifying their 
vanity, and come back here in the fall lifeless, inert, and unfit for a 
careful, systematic, and tireless attention to the duties of the long 
term. May the vacation be one of rest and pleasure for us all. 



Thistle-Down 



THE STORM. 



The thunders crash ; 
And distant rumblings roll along the sky, 
As deep-mouthed organ-tones through high cathedrals fly 

After the dash 
Of music ceases, and the keys are still. 
The darkened landscape pauses pulseless, till 

The lightning's flash 
Reveals the boisterous storm, and giant oak trees thrill. 

Now sounds the roar 
Of forest, straining every nerve against the wind ; 
Dead branches groan ; the sea with madness blind 

Lashes the shore. 
How awful is the murky scene, and grand ! 
The billows, pale with rage, slink up the strand ; 

And sea-mews pour 
Wild cries upon the terror-stricken land. 

y. H. G, 

THE PASSING OF THE TRAIN. 

'T is midnight. Here beside the quiet stream 

I walk and ponder 'neath the lowering sky : 
No sound is heard, save when, like wanton dream, 

A scurrying gust goes softly moaning by. 

But, hark ! Far off I hear a gentle sound, 

Like murmurings low from thousand bending pines. 

Louder it grows : the hills and mountains round 
With trembling shake the valley's thin confines. 

A clank of breaking fetters fills the air, 

A roar of wind and earthquake sweeping on, 
A breathless rush, a fierce, confusing glare, 

A wild, hoarse shriek of glee — the train is gone. 

C. F. Robinson. 



Crayon Bleu. 



Introduction to the Books of the Old Testament. O. S. Stearns. Boston : Silver. Burdett 
& Co. 

Full of meat. Rich in new suggestions, valuable references, and useful tables. A book 
which every student of the Bible should add to his shelf, to be placed beside concordance 
and dictionary. The acme of practical, scholarly aids in Bible study. 

A Guide to the Study of Nineteenth Century Authors. Louise M. Hodgkins. Boston : 
D. C. Heath & Co. ^1.50. 

A most welcome volume to teachers and students of English and American literature. 
Evidently the result of careful work with classes upon the authors included. Blank leaves 
for notes, copious citations of works of reference, valuable groups of friends or contempo- 
rary writers. 

A Story of Washington, the National Capital. Charles Burr Todd. New York: Put- 
nam's. $1.75. For sale by DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 

A thoroughly interesting and profitable story of the rise and improvement of the Na- 
tional Capital. " The Battles of the Giants " is a most vivid sketch of the great debates 
of political leaders. Not written for local circulation, and has a permanent historical 
value. 

The Leading Facts of French History. D.H.Montgomery. Boston: Ginn. $1.25. 

A narrative of French history from the earliest to the present time. Fully equal in its 
charm to the work which it somewhat resembles, Myer's " Outlines of Mediaeval and Mod- 
ern History." Rich in maps and appendix matter. It will hold the reader's interest to 
the end, and stimulate a desire for thorough knowledge of the nation's affairs with which 
it has to do. 

The Ideals of the Republic. New York: Putnam's. $1.00. 

A "nugget " of pure gold. Contains the Declaration, the Constitution, Washington's 
first and second Inaugurals and Farewell Address, Lincoln's first and second Inaugurals 
and Gettysburg Address. Should be in the hands of every student. The contents are 
almost priceless. 

The Wit and Wisdom of Sydney Smith. New York: Putnam's, ^i.oo. 

A delicious book. It contains a selection of the " most memorable passages " from the 
writings of the great reviewer. As to the execution of the volume, it is only necessary to 
say that it is a " Knickerbocker Nugget." The book will make many an hour delightful 
for those who chance to possess it. 

The Prelude. William Wordsworth, with Notes by A. J. George. Boston: D. C. 
Heath & Co. 50 cents. 

An excellent edition of Wordsworth's great autobiographical poem. Useful to students 



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rather than busy readers of the poet. An able paper by Prof. George, as a preface, gives 
a survey of his life and work. The notes are very complete. 

An Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Browning. W. J. Alexander. Boston : Ginn 
&Co. 

Sharp analysis, pithy criticism, and sympathy with the poet's mood characterize this 
volume. The " Analysis of Sordello " is a special feature. If riddles must be given us, 
their solution will be sought. We welcome anything which may help unsnarl Mr. Brown- 
ing's meanings for those who fail to understand him, believing, however, that he is not so 
difficult as imagined. 

A White Umbrella in Mexico, by F. Hopkinson Smith, Boston : Houghton, Mifflin & 
Co. $1.25. 

A fascinating journal of travel, impressed deeply by the personality of the artist. There 
is a delicate sense of humor which makes the chapters delightful. The make-up of the 
volume is superb. A book which will not accumulate dust on the library shelves. 

The Story of Patsy, by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 

A pathetic little story. With his odd replies, his unfortunate three lost years, and his 
trials with Jimmy Battles, little Patsy provokes many a smile, and a tear would not denote 
a merely sentimental readeV. It is a natural, plainly told story, and draws us nearer 
humanity in our sympathies. 

Elementary Psychology. Daniel Putnam. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. 90 cents. 

This is a text-book of first principles of mental and moral science. Its positions are 
clearly taken and logically followed. A dry subject is here made quite pleasing and very 
practical. Characterized by its adaptability to high and normal school work. Leading 
facts well arranged by changes of type. Considering its object and scope, it seems a 
success. 

Handbook of Rhetorical Analysis. John F. Genung. Boston: Ginn. $1.25. 

This is a volume of ** Studies in Style and Invention, designed to accompany the author's 
Practical Elements of Rhetoric." It contains extracts from standard writers, English and 
American, which are analyzed in accordance with principles treated in the Rhetoric men- 
tioned. Will be very valuable in connection with this latter text-book. Thoroughness 
characterizes it. 

The Crusade of Richard I. Edited by T. A. Archer. New York: Putnam's. $1.25. 

In " English History by Contemporary Writers." As its title promises, this is one of 
the most interesting volumes in this priceless series. There are many maps, illustrations, 
indices, and sections of appendix material. An elegant book of lasting value. 

Memory Training. William L. Evans. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. ^1.25. 

One grows to look askance at all sorts of memory systems and schemes of memory cul- 
tivation. This seems a practical volume, however. The author stands on firm physiologi- 
cal and psychological ground, and the result is, so far as we can see, a trustworthy system. 
At least it does not involve five dollars and an iron-clad oath for the first lesson. 

Principles of Procedure in Deliberative Bodies. Geo. G. Crocker. N. Y. : Putnam's. 75 
cents. 

The author was president of the Massachusetts senate in 1883. This manual is clear, 



3^^ CRA YON BLEU. 

terse, and comprehensive. Contains a complete index. Size and print adapt it for quick 
consultation. Excellent for the use of college societies and organizations. 

Sir Thomas Wyatt and His Poems. Wm. E. Simonds. Boston : D. C. Heath & Co. 

An'exhaustive essay on the life of Wyatt and the interpretation of his poems. Shows 
thorough research and analysis. Will be invaluable to readers of Wyatt as a guide-book. 
Of special rather than general interest, but a valuable addition to the literature of criti- 
cism. 

Die yottrnalisten, vo7i Gustav Freytag. Edited by Walter D. Toy. Boston: D. C. 
Heath & Co. 

In " Heath's German Series." A careful edition of what the author designates " one of 
the most popular modern society dramas ever represented on the German stage." Ad- 
mirably adapted for class-room use. 

Hotner's Odyssey. Books I-IV. Edited by B. Perrin. In "College Series of Greek 
Authors." Boston : Ginn. $1.50. 

Maintains the high excellence of the series. The notes are adapted to stimulate study, 
although references are made in some cases to material beyond the reach of the average 
student who would use the book. 

Concise Vocabulary to the First Six Books of Homer's Iliad. Thomas D. Seymour. 
Boston : Ginn. 80 cents. 

Uniform with " College Series of Greek Authors." It would have been more useful if 
bound with the text which it illustrates. It seems, however, in its present form hardly 
able to increase the efficiency of such a book as Autenreith's " Homeric Dictionary." The 
definitions are concise and the references numerous. 

Algebraic Analysis. Part I. G. A. Wentworth, J. A. McLellan, and J. C. Glashan. 
Boston: Ginn. $1.60. 

Solutions and exercises illustrating the fundamental theorems and the most important 
processes of pure algebra. It will be of great service as a supplement to text-book work. 
The most accurate description is used in the preface of the book itself, a " storehouse " of 
examples. 

Physiological N'otes on Primary Education. Mary Putnam Jacobi. New York: Put- 
nam's. $r.oo. 

An experiment in primary education described and defended. Contains a valuable 
chapter on " The Place for the Study of Language in a Curriculum of Education." In- 
tended evidently for teachers. The style is pleasant. A book of doubtful utility. 

Thirty-six Observation Lessons on Common Minerals. Henry L. Clapp. Boston : D. C. 
Heath & Co. 

Elementary studies of common minerals based upon an examination of their physical 
properties. A complete little working manual. 

Educational and Industrial Drawing. Manual Training, Nos. I and 2. Langdon S. 
Thompson. l>oston : D. C. Heath & Co. 

Intended for teachers in the primary and grammar grades of the common schools. Fully 
illustrated. Careful attention paid to steps of progress. 

In " Old South Leaflets," D. C. Heath & Co. issue WashingtoiCs " Legacy " and Wash- 
ington'' s Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Gov. of Va. Price, five cents per copy. 



Exchanges. 



The weeklies and the bi-weeklies have received little mention in this department the past 
year, not because they have failed to interest, for it has been a real pleasure often to turn 
from the solid and aristocratic monthly to its democratic contemporary, which in addition 
to a little light fiction and verse gives latest news, and gossips about common college 
interests and the men whom we have come to know through their prominence in inter- 
collegiate associations and contests, but rather because it has seemed more within the 
sphere of the Lit. to " pass judgment upon " and exchange good wishes and compliments 
with its fellow Lits. The other college publications, however, have been so gladly wel- 
comed that a word of acknowledgment is due to each. 

Of the weeklies, the Amherst Student and Williams Weekly have been regular visitors. 
Each has a well defined personality. The Williams Weekly is a model for conciseness, 
clearness, compactness ; its editorials are short and to the point, and its news department 
is a news department. " Cobwebs " has not reached the mark of the previous year, but it 
embodies an excellent idea. The typographical excellence of the Weekly is also much to 
be commended. The Amherst Student is noteworthy for its vigorous and outspoken char- 
acter, never hesitating to attack that college* thought or interest which does not seem the 
right and proper thing. It should, we think, guard against a tendency to permit its fear- 
lessness to run away with it. It is a mistake when a newspaper, especially a college 
newspaper, becomes in the slightest degree dictatorial or querulous. 

The Tech., with its odd red cover, next commands our attention. It is the only one of 
the bi-weeklies upon our exchange list that ventures into the field of the " continued 
story," and in this rather dangerous venture it has met with uniform success. 

The Tuftonian has recently commenced a series of papers upon " Reminiscences of Col- 
lege Days," by graduates. The last one, contributed by a '74 man, contains a base-ball 
item, which we clip. " The games which we played with Dartmouth and with Brown from 
year to year were the most delightful events. The first game with Dartmouth was a 
defeat for us, but their victory was Capuan, and they were unable to repeat it. We went 
to Hanover, and were most cordially received, beaten, feted, and sent home by midnight 
coach and rail, with the kindly, albeit victorious, shouts of Dartmouth ringing in our ears. 
We joined in their hurrahs, and vowed that there were no men like Dartmouth's. The 
next season they were at College Hill, and we did our best to render like for like, includ- 
ing the beating, and succeeded. I hope and believe they afterwards declared that there 
were no men like Tuft's men." 

In the Bowdoin Orient of May 22, " How to Write an Orient Article " contains sound 
advice which could be profitably read by others as well as by the Bowdoin student who 
aspires to the editorial board of a college magazine. The Orient seems somewhat weak in 
its literary department. This is hardly to be expected of the college of Hawthorne and 
Longfellow. 

Each issue of the Yale Courant abounds in verse, by which it manages to redeem itself 



370 EXCHANGES. 

for some of the stories it seems obliged to print. " Yalensicula," a pot-pourri department 
of advertisements, puns, jokes, and rhymes, is a distinguishing feature. 

The Harvard Advocate is one of the very best of the fortnightlies. Unlike the Yale 
Coiirant, its province lies not in poetry, but in fiction. That the Advocate's stories in gen- 
eral are so good may be due to the fact that they are longer than the average story found in 
other bi-weeklies. An extra column or two helps out greatly in the treatment of a plot. 

Of the other exchanges, which we would mention more in detail did space allow, are the 
Trinity Tablet, a substantial publication, ably edited, which often contains very good 
verse; the Brtaionian, whose chief fault seems to be an almost pardonable egotism; and 
the always enjoyable comic illustrated papers, whose position is unique. The Harvard 
Lampoon and the Yale Record. 

The following clippings are the best We have been able to cull from a scanty supply of 

verse : 

When the ways are heavy with mire and rut, 

In November fogs, in December snows, 
"When the north wind howls, and the doors are shut, — 

There is place and enough for the pains of prose ; 
But whenever a scent from the white thorn blows, 

And the jasmine-stars at the casement climb. 
And a Rosalind face at the lattice shows. 

Then hey ! for the ripple of laughing rhyme ! 

When the brains get dry as an empty nut, 

When the reason stands on its squarest toes. 
When the mind (like a beard) has a " formal cut," 

There is place and enough for the pains of prose ; 
But whenever the May-blood stirs and glows, 

And the young year draws to " the golden prime," 

And Sir Romeo sticks in his ear a rose. 

Then hey ! for the ripple of laughing rhyme ! 

— Nassau Lit. 
TO A PICTURE. 

In other days, — my thoughts retrace 
The century fled, when your fair face, 

In antique gilt and gold now set, 

Swayed hearts ensnared by witchery's net ; 
Your eyes smile down, care left no trace. 

Nor can Time's touch those charms efface. 
With step sedate and courtly grace 
You danced the stately minuet 
In other days. 

Now dim with age the snowy lace. 
For flying years speed on apace. 

At times there comes a vague regret 

That hearts grow cold, and men forget 
That vanished charms held regal place 

In other days. — Cornell Era. 



Alumni Notes. 



That this department may be as interesting and valuable as possible^ we solicit contributions from 
all. Items that may seem unimportant to the contributor will no doubt carry to some readers remem- 
brances of happy but departed days. 

It is with regret that we leave our Alumni friends for the summer months — those months 
they mean so much to many, yes, to most of them. When college again opens, we shall 
doubtless find some in new places, some will be returning refreshed from summer resorts 
in the Old World or the New, some will leave us forever, while some names will be added 
to the list, ever increasing, of Dartmouth's daughters and grandchildren. Right here we 
wish to make a confession. The Alumni Notes this year have not been the confidential 
chats we would have liked to have them. Their material has been largely gathered from 
that great organ of the world, the daily paper. In this way we can see only the outside, the 
more public incidents of the lives of our friends. We glory in the great public achieve- 
ments of our Alunmi — no college of our size has done better; still, in our Alumni Notes 
we would like more of the face-to-face relation that can be gained only by personal com- 
munication. We extend again the invitation that stands month by month at the head of 
our columns, — that each Alumnus communicate to us in person the interesting facts of his 
own life and of the lives of his classmates. A pleasant summer to the toilers, a pleasant 
vacation to those who enjoy a well earned rest, is the Lit.'s wish for its friends ! 

Following are some of the Dartmouth men who delivered Memorial Day orations : In 
Vermont, — Fred L. Laird '84, of Montpelier, at East Corinth; George W. Hendee '82 hon., 
at Morrisville ; George W. Wing '66, of Montpelier, at North Calais ; Hon. W. G. Veazey 
*59, at Pittsford ; Hiram A. Huse '65, of Montpelier, at Roxbury; Hon. E. F. Palmer '62, 
of Waterbury, at Richmond ; Capt. Henry B. Atherton '59, of Nashua, at St. Johns- 
bury ; ex-Gov. Samuel E. Pingree '57, of Hartford, at Springfield; George A, Brown ^']i., of 
Bellows Falls, at Weston; — in New Hampshire, — J. C. Brown '53, of Manchester, at Ches. 
ter ; W. L. Burnap '65, of Burlington, Vt, at Claremont; Edwin F. Jones '80, of Manches- 
ter, at Exeter ; Hon. Henry C. Peabody '59, of Portland, Me., at Gorham ; Dr. Thomas 
Hiland '62 Med. Coll., of Concord, at Henniker; Rev. Arthur Little '60, of Dorchester, 
Mass., at Hanover; Major H. B. Fowler '51 Med. Coll., of Bristol, at Lake Village; Rev. 
J. M. Dutton '73, of Great Falls, at Lebanon; Rev. G. H. French '63, at Meriden ; ex-Sen. 
Wm. E. Chandler '66 hon., of Concord, at Nashua ; Hon. Charles H. Bartlett '81 hon., of 
Manchester, at Newport; Maj. Gen. S. G. Griffin '68 hon., of Keene, at Plymouth ; Col. 
Daniel Hall '54, of Dover, at Rochester; Rev. S. S. N. Greely '35, of Gilmanton, at Can- 
terbury. 

At the forty-second annual meeting of the Norfolk County, Mass., Teachers' Associa- 
tion, held at Hyde Park, May ro. Superintendent George H. Danforth '80, of Walpole, 
read a paper entitled " The Primary Teacher of To-day." F. L. Owen, Jr., '77, of Canton, 
vice-president of the Association, read a paper on "The Grammar School from the High 



372 ALUMNI NOTES, 

School Stand-point," which was thoroughly discussed by the association. Superintendent 
G. I. Aldrich '75, of Quincy, read a paper entitled "The Real Teacher." 

The room of a college student is apt to be regarded as a depository of furniture of 
merely transitory interest and value. We have, however, chanced to learn of a poker 
which has existed in one room for over forty years. In the north-east corner, second story 
of the brick house on College street, now owned by Mr. H. L. Carter, and occupied before 
him by Mr. Benton and Mr. Maxam successively, may be seen a heavy stick of hard wood, 
brown as mahogany with age, and bearing marks of fire at the end. On this stick are 
carved, the following names of those who have occupied the room: Breaux 1847, Hooke 
1851, Nesmith 1854, Haskell 1854, Parsons 1856, Long 1858, Dodge i860. True 1863, Ham- 
ilton 1863, Hale 1865, True 1866, Lindsley and Haywood 1869, Trask 1872, Parsons 1874, 
Luce and Stevens 1875, Niles and Hotaling 1878, Porter and Kitfield 1881, Lines and 

Webster 1882, Pillsbury 1885, Hill '87, G. A. . The room is now occupied by S. P. 

Baldwin '92. 

Among the newly elected county school supervisors in Vermont are Principal E. W. 
Howe '64, of North Bennington graded schools, for Bennington county ; W. H. Taylor '86, 
of Hardwick, for Caledonia county; J. H. Dunbar '79, of White River Junction, for Wind- 
sor county. 

'33. Joseph Dow, the historian of Hampton, N. H., is in failing health. 

^■T^-T^. Dr. Edward Spalding has been reelected trustee of the Nashua city library for 
seven years. 

'36. The Senior class have petitioned Pres. Bartlett to return from California in time 
to deliver his baccalaureate sermon. It is at present uncertain whether or not he will 
decide to do so, although he will probably be present Commencement Day. 

'37. Mr. William D. Moore, who recently died in Granville, O., aged 79 years, was a 
native of Canterbury, N. H. He was for several years president of the Granville Female 
College, and also a noted teacher in the South and West. Since 1882 he has been in the 
government employ at Washington. 

'39. Dr. William Read, a well known physician of Boston, died May 6, in his seventieth 
year. He was a native of Amherst, N. H., and after receiving his degree at Dartmouth, 
attended the Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1842. He was city physician of Bos- 
ton for six years. He was prominent in Masonic circles. He married a daughter of the 
late Isaac McLellan, who, with three sons, survives him. 

'43. George H. Atkinson, D. D., died in Portland, Oregon, February 25, after more 
than forty years of missionary work on the Pacific coast. 

'43. Hon. Harry Bingham, of Littleton, N. H. has arrived home from a long visit to 
Florida. 

'44. The anniversary exercises of the Newton Theological Seminary, at Newton Cen- 
tre, Mass., were varied by a special meeting on May 14 at 5 p. m., commemorative of 
forty years' service of Rev. Alvah Hovey, D. D., the president. A fine portrait of Mr. 
Hovey was unveiled, and congratulations were made by Rev. D. B. Ford, of Hanover, 
Mass., Dr. W. H. Eaton of Keene, N. H., Pres. Robinson of Brown University, Pres. 
Pepper of Colby, Pres. Strong of Rochester, and Dr. Clark of Hamilton. A fitting re- 
sponse to all these kind words was made by Pres. Hovey, who testified to his full appre- 



ALUMNI NOTES. 373 

ciation of the kindly token of friendship, and the warm affection for the large number of 
Alumni who had gone forth during his connection with the seminary. 

'48. Ex-Sen. James W. Patterson recently presided at the forty-fourth semi-annual 
meeting of the New England Association of School Superintendents, at the school com- 
mittee rooms. Mason street, Boston. He delivered the Memorial Day address at Brighton, 
Mass. 

'50 and '59. Prof. John Ordronaux and Dr. Edward Cowles spoke at the meeting of 
the Moral Education Association at Boston, May 30. Prof. Ordronaux addressed the Re- 
publican Club of New York city May 20; subject, "The Paternal Authority of the Ameri- 
can State." 

'51. Prof. Daniel Putnam, of the Michigan State Normal School at Ypsilanti, will de- 
liver an address at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the settlement of South 
Lyndeborough, N. H. 

'52. William C. Fox, Esq., of Wolfeborough, N. H., will be poet at the reunion of the 
Gilmanton Alumni. 

'54. Ex-Congressman Daniel Hall, of Dover, N. H., will deliver the address at the re- 
union of the Gilmanton Academy Alumni Association. 

'57. Hon. Ira Colby, of Claremont, N. H., is prominently mentioned in connection with 
the appointment of United States district attorney. 

'57. Hon. James B. Richardson has been reappointed by Mayor Hart corporation 
counsel of Boston. 

'59. At the spring session of the Essex, Mass., North Conference of Congregational 
churches, Prof. I. N. Carleton, of Bradford, among others, discussed the "Christian 
Family." 

'59. At a meeting of ministers in Pilgrim Hall, Boston, on Monday, May 20, Prof. Lu- 
ther T. Townsend, of Boston University, read a paper claiming that all of the Boston news- 
papers are more or less in the control of the Jesuits. 

'59. Judge Wheelock G. Veazey spoke at the reception given to Commander-in-Chief 
William Warner, of the Grand Army, at Providence, R. I., May 2. 

'60. Rev. Arthur Little, of Dorchester, Mass., gave an address to young men at the 
Boston Y. M. C. A. building, corner Boylston and Berkeley streets, on Sunday, May 12. 

'60. J. N. Patterson, of Concord, has been promoted by the governor and council to 
the position of Brigadier-General of Militia. He enlisted in April, 1861, as a private, and 
was made first lieutenant of Company H, second regiment, serving throughout the war, 
and rising to the rank of colonel. He was appointed a brevet brigadier-general for good 
conduct and bravery, and was given the same rank in the former militia organization of 
the state. He was colonel of the present Third Regiment of the State National Guard 
from its organization. 

President Harrison has just appointed Gen. Patterson Second Auditor of the Treasury 
Department. Salary, $3,600 a year. ■ » 

'61. Hon. George A. Bruce, ex-president of the Massachusetts senate, and formerly on 
the staff of Gen. Devens, delivered the address on Memorial Day at Memorial Hall in 
Dedham, Mass. 

'62 Med. Coll. Dr. J. W. Mooar, of Manchester, is seriously ill. 

'63. Hon. Thomas Cogswell presided at an important conference of officials represent- 



374 ALUMNI NOTES, 

ing various railroad corporations, at Gilmanton, N. H., to consider the proposed line from 
Pittsfield to Alton Bay. Col. John B. Clarke, '43, was present, and a member of the Com- 
mittee of Arrangements. 

'66. At the meeting of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arcanum Masons of New Hamp- 
shire, May 14, Judge Nathan P. Hunt was elected Grand High Priest. 

'66. Rev. W. B. T. Smith has, after a long illness, resumed his duties as Rector of the 
Episcopal church at Charlestown, N. H. 

'69. By the kindness of C. P. Chase, class secretary, we have received the directory of 
the class of '69 for May, 1889. "We give a brief summary: Of a class of 64, 12 are dead, 
13 are lawyers, 9, physicians, 9, engaged in various kinds of business, 8, teachers, 4, min- 
isters, 4, unknown, 3, newspaper men, 2, farmers. We have included under the head of 
lawyers 2 judges of probate, and under that of teachers 2 professors. 

'69. George Rice, physician, is superintendent of South Metropolitan district schools, 
Surrey, Eng. ■* 

'69. E. DeMerritte is principal of the Berkeley school, Y. M. C. A. building, Boston, 
Mass. 

'69 C. S. D. George W. Morse, of Newton, Mass., has returned home from his foreign 
trip. He has been absent two years, and has been accompanied by his family. 

'70. Prof. Francis Brown, of the Union Theological Seminary, New York city, is to 
deliver the Commencement Address before the Dartmouth Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation at Hanover. 

'71. The Supreme Lodge, Knights of Honor, at Indianapolis, May 16, elected A. R. 
Savage, of Lewiston, Me., Supreme Dictator. 

'72. George B. French has been chosen a member of the Nashua Board of Education. 

''']y Rev. F. E. Clark, of Boston, addressed the Society of Christian Endeavor at St. 
Albans, Vt., on May 14. The occasion was a special dedication service of the Congrega- 
tional church. 

'76. We have received from W. H. Gardiner, class secretary, the thirteenth annual 
report of the class of ^^d. It consists of letters and short reports of the members of the 
class, and is interesting, as Mr. Gardiner's model reports always are. Following is a brief 
summary of the present occupations of the class: Business, 22, law, 16, teaching, 15, 
preaching, 10, medicine, 7, newspaper work, 3, missions, 2, unknown, i. Obituaries of 
Edward C. Carrigan and Edward A. Paul are given. There is also a very interesting 
account of the reunion of the class at Boston, February 29. 

'76. The' Evangelical church of Lancaster, Mass., celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on 
Wednesday, May 22. An historical address was delivered by the pastor, Rev. L. W. 
Morey. 

'77. Rev. John L. Sewall, of Plymouth, Mass., delivered the Memorial Address at 
Charlton. " 

'78. The class held its annual reunion at Young's, Boston, on P>iday, May 10, Mr. 
Isaac F. Paul presiding. Among those present were Dr. J. B. Gerould, Dr. G. W. Blais- 
dell, and Messrs. H. D. Dewey, W. H. Small, F. S. Hotaling, N. W. Norton, Nathaniel 
Miles, C. H. Dodd, F. J. Hutchinson, J. B. George, E. W. Sanborn, C. E. Burnham, and 
A. P. Sawyer. 



ALUMNI NOTES. 375 

'78. Rev. Charles Parkhurst, editor of Zioii's Herald, was assigned by the New Hamp- 
shire Methodist Conference to a membership of the St. John's Quarterly Conference. 

'78 and '79. F. S. Hotaling, of Framingham, and F. W, Shattuck, of Winchester, were 
elected members of the Executive Committee of the Middlesex County, Mass., Teachers' 
Association at a recent meeting. 

'79. By the courtesy of Dr. C. P. Frost, of the Medical College, we are able to give the 
following extract from The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (April 25, 1889) : 

Obituary. — H. J. Harriman, m. d. 

Dr. H. J. Harriman, of Revere, died at East Peacham, Vt., April 14, after a long illness. 
He was born in Peacham in 1858, and prepared for college at St. Johnsbury. In 1875 he 
entered Dartmouth, and graduated in the class of '79, taking high rank as a scholar. The 
following year he studied medicine in the office of Dr. G. B. BuUard, of St. Johnsbury, and 
then entered Dartmouth Medical College, and graduated with the valedictory. After a brief 
post-graduate course in New York, he accepted a position as assistant out-physician in the 
Concord Insane Asylum. After several months' service at this institution he resigned, 
and settled in Revere, Mass., where he acquired a good practice. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts Medical Society, and at one time secretary of the Boston Gynaecological 
Society, and contributed several papers to medical literature. He had held the position of 
surgeon to the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea since 1885, and was a member of the Revere 
school board until obliged to resign on account of ill-health. He was much esteemed by 
his instructors, and universally beloved by his associates. His education and ability 
marked him as a man of unusual promise in the profession. He married, October 5, 1886, 
Miss Susie Hall, of Revere, Mass. 

'80. • W. E. Barrett, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, made an 
interesting speech at a banquet given Mr. W. P. Rice, of Kansas City, Mo., at the Revere 
House, Boston, Mass., May 7. Geo. A. Brown, Esq., '77, of Bellows Falls, Vt., also spoke. 

'80. Superintendent G. H. Danforth, of Walpole, Mass., was elected a member of the 
Executive Committee of the New England Association of School Superintendents at Bos- 
ton, May 24. 

'80. Rev. Lucien C. Kimball has resigned the pastorate of the Congregational church 
at Canterbury, N. H., to become the state missionary for that denomination in Vermont. 

'82. At the laying of the corner-stone of the New Central Baptist church at Middle- 
boro', Mass., on Monday, May 6, Rev. J. B. Lawrence delivered an address. 

^Z"}^ hon. Lieut. Col. Irving A. Watson, of Concord, has been appointed by Gen. Pat- 
terson Medical Director of his Staff. Dr. Watson's new Sanitary Volunteer is filling a 
long felt want in New Hampshire. 

% '84. George W. Woodward is acting assistant principal of the Westerly, R. I., high 
school. 

'84. Clarence Howland is practising law at room 40, Equitable Building, 120 Broad- 
way, New York city. 

'86 C. S. D. N. C. Wardwell is the Junior member of The Fox & Whitmore Co., 
240 Main street, Hartford, Conn. This firm " Designs and executes artistic interior work 
in wood, iron, glass, and textile fabrics. Tiles, wall-papers, and painting a specialty." 



37^ ALUMNI NOTES. 

^Z"]. Just as we were going to press we received the Second Annual Report of the Class 
of ''%'], the work of the secretary, F. E. Winn. The report is very full and interesting 
We give below Mr. Winn's summary of the occupations of the members of the class for 
the past year. 

Of the sixty-three graduates in the Academic Department, the following have made 
teaching their main business during the past year : Aiken, Bacon, Bartlett, Bell, Bickford, 
Brackett, Burnett, Cleaves, Emery, Fernald, Glass, Hadlock, Hale, G. E. Johnson, Jun- 
kins, Manson, Rice, Scruton, Shaw, Simpson, Willard, and Winn. 

The following have studied law : Arthur, Bingham, Buckley, Chalmers, Cushman, Hill, 
Howland, Kittredge, Knight, Parker, and Presby. 

Business of various sorts has occupied the following: Blakey, Corwin, Cummings, Dartt, 
Gardner, Kinney, Lord, Ranlet, Sargent, Wallace, and Willey. 

The following have studied medicine : Eastman, Gile, Merrill, Quackenboss, and Straw. 

The following have been engaged thus : S. E. Johnson, Quint, and Urquhart, journal- 
ism; Emerson, Hardy, Morse, and A. H. Ross, theology; White, civil engineering; W. S. 
Ross, post-graduate study; Noyes, farming; Chamberlain, Milliken, Phillips, and Reuvsky, 
not particularly occupied, or not reported. 

The fifteen graduates of the Scientific Department show for the past year the follow- 
ing pursuits : civil engineering. Blossom, Gage, and Rogers ; study in Thayer School, Car- 
penter, Eaton, and Sanborn; medical study, Cummings and Hall; teaching, Munn and 
Welch; draughting, Hildreth and Wentworth ; railroad business. Conn; furniture busi- 
ness, Cunningham; insurance business, Heilge. Totals — teaching, 24; business, 14; law, 
II; medicine, 7; theology, 4; journalism, 3 ; study, 4; civil engineering, 8; farming, i ;, 
draughting, 2 ; unoccupied or unreported, 4. 

The following is the list of '87 men who have been married during the year : Hardy, 
July 18, 1888; Winn, July 25, 1888; Heilge C. S. D., September 11, 1888; Hildreth 
C. S. D., January i, 1888 ; Sargent, February 7, 1889. 

The list of class children (those of non-graduates included), so far as reported, is as 
follows : Billy Hoyt Head, born April 24, 1886 ; Emily Wright Shaw, born June 9, 1888 ; 
Madeline Junkins, born August 22, 1888; Mollie Harriet Head, born October 29, 1888; 
Clara Louise Winn, born April 29, 1889. 

'87. Born, April 26, to Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winn, of Meriden, N. H., a daughter. 

'87 C. S. D. C. L. Carpenter sailed for Greytown, Nicaragua, on steamer Alvena, May 
25. He will be engaged in engineering work for the Nicaragua Canal Co., in care of 
which his mail should be sent. 

'88. L. F. English will spend the summer vacation at his home in Lisbon. 

'88. F. L. Pattee will be at Bristol, N. H., this summer. 

'88. Forbush, Watkins, and Cunningham were in town during the Amherst and Trinity 
games. 



THE 



Dartmouth Literary Monthly 



-EDITED BY- 



Students of the Senior and Junior Classes 




VOLUME III 



HAN OVER, N. H 

1889 




^'CONCORD, N. H. 



1 
J TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



az 

31 Poems are printed in Italics. 

A 

PAGE. 

About Newspapers, S. E. Johnson. 147 

Agamenticus, X. 269 

Allegory in Numbers, An A. S. Hardy. 95 

Alumni Notes, . . C. F. Robinson. 39, 88, 133, 174, 215, 256, 295, 334, 371 

Among the Butterflies, J. H. Gerould. 71 

Annette, O. S. Warden. 190 

At Vespers, • . O. S. Davis. 153 

August Noon, An F. L. Pattee. 9 

B 

Ballade of Letters, O. S. Davis. 20 

Beginning of College Literature, G.S.Mills. 313 

Book- Worms and Vellum, O. S. Davis. 317 

Boy's Sunday, A C. A. Perkins. 197 

By the Way, . . . . W. S. Sullivan. 30, 78, 124, 163, 204, 244, 283, 323, 362 

C 

Chair, The O. S. Warden. 26, ^z,, 117, 160, 201, 241, 277, 320, 359 

Civil War and American Poetry O. S. Warden. 347 

College Graduate in Teaching, W. F. Gregory. 301 

Crayon Bleu, O. S. Davis. 35, 83, 127, 169, 208, 250, 288, 329, 366 

Cryptogram, The H. S. Hopkins. 354 

D 

Disputed Island, The * O. S. Warden. 113 

E 

Easter, O. S. Davis. 312 

Exchanges, G. S. Mills. 37, 85, 132, 171, 212, 254, 292, 331, 369 



IV CONTENTS. 

F 

Fact and Fancy (See Thistle-Down) O. S. Davis. 33 

G 

Gilder's Poetry, Mr " Joshua G. Davenport." 107 

Guaranties of a Noble Life, S. C. Bartlett. Supplement. 

H 

Haunts of a Book Lover, C.F.Richardson. 181 

Healer, The J. H. Quint. 230 

Heimkehr.^ Die J. H. Gerould. 190 

Hymn to the Virgin, F. P. Emery. 276 

I 
In White and Crimson, O. S. Davis. 158 

J 
John Keats, W. D. Baker. 261 

K 

Katharine, S D. L. Lawrence. 105 

King of the Lakes, F. L. Pattee. 307 

M 

Mail-Bag, The J. H. Gerould. 120, 280 

Matin Song, A J. H. Gerould. 358 

Mid-Winter Song, O. S. Davis. 196 

Mission of Fiction, A G.S.Mills. 185 

N 

Nights of Musset, The J. H. Gerould. 10 

O 
One Summer. O. S. Warden. 21 

P 

Philip Bourke MarstOn, G. S. Mills. 14 

Plans of the Wheelock Hotel, 50 

Poor Young Man, The W.S.Ross. 151 



CONTENTS. 



B 



Rain ifi May, O. S. Davis. 353 

Rise, Winter Mooft, W. B. Forbush. 146 

Roman House, A J. K. Lord. 141 

S 

St. Lawrence, The CM. Smith. 351 

Sofinet, W. D. Baker. loi 

Star Message, A J. H. Gerould. 226 

Statistics or Books, W. D. Quint. 221 

Storm, The ' . . . O. S. Davis. 240 

Study of the Ancient Classics, S. C. Bartlett. i, 51 

Sunset Islands, The H. S. Hopkins. 11234 

Sunshine and Shadow, O. S. Warden. 273 

T 

Thistle-Down, O. S. Davis. Index: 

A Vlnconnue, J. H. Gerould. 81 

At the Glen, M. P. Thompson. 82 

Before the Party, O. S. Davis. 207 

Beyond and Above, 0.|S. Davis. 167 

Common Mistake, A O. S. Davis. 287 

EncyclopcEdia Britannica, The O. S. Davis. 248 

Evening Whispers, O. S. Davis. 249 

Grave by the Sea, A W. A. Bacon. ^327 

Hope and Care, W. S. Ross. 249 

In Roman Days, O. S. Davis. 34 

In '88, C. F. Robinson. 82 

Jilted, J. B. Benton. 166 

Love'^s December, A. 126 

Mist, C. F. Robinson. 248 

Morning Repartee, Arch. Blakeson. 327 

Night, O. S. Davis. 168 

October Day, An O. S. Davis. 126 

On Riviere'' s Persepoles, W. A. Bacon. 166 

On Stormy Coasts, A. 33 

Passing of the Train, The C. F. Robinson. 365 

Philip Bourke Marston, O. S. Davis. 33 

Poesie, La H. S. Hopkins. 167 

Proposal, A C. F. Robinson. 287 

'■'■ Scarlet Letter,'''' The 206 

Squash-Blossoms from the Hanover Parnassus, . . . W. T. Abbott. 207 

Song, A F.J.Allen. 166 



VI CONTENTS. 

Stolen Fruits., O. S. Davis. 328 

Storm, The J. H. Gerould. 365 

To Tna, F. A. Macdonald. 81 

Triolets, W. S. Sullivan. 34 

Whittier, O. S. Davis. 167 

Thunder Storm at Sea, Richard Hovey. 70 

To an Oriole, H. S. Hopkins. 347 

To the Fates, . . . O. S. Davis. 269 

Tovi^le, C. F. Robinson. 265 

Triolet Ttirned Threnody, A W.S. Ross. 200 

Troubadours of Provence, .C.F.Robinson. 102 

Two European Chambers of Horrors, J.B.Benton. 154 

Two Sharp Fellows, W. S. Sullivan. 61 

U 

Underground Dinner, An W. S. Sullivan. 226 

V 

Vacation Notes, G. S. Mills. d'j 

Victory, A CM. Smith. 308 

W 

Wall Street Ethics, D. L. Lawrence. 341 

When Skies are Fair., W.S.Sullivan. 317 

Wind''s Message, The O. S. Davis. 66 

Winter and Its Friends, J. H. Gerould. 235 



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approved Photo-mechanical, Photo- 
lithographic, and Photo-engraving 
processes. 



WrnVkimXl PRINTING OF EVERY 
DESCRIPTION. 

DONALD RAMSAY, Treasurer. 



GEO. W. SMITH, 



DEALER IN 



(JOAL. 



Orders may be left ^th 
B. L. CLIFFORD, or 

sent by mail to me at 

White River Junction, Vt. 



Students' Trade Solicited. 



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(J. UJ. UJOODUJARD & (JO., 

^ailoFi) and |rY5p0FteF|,, 

Woodward Building. G0NS0Ra N- H- 

r//^ MOST MO'DE^RATE (?mCES FO(R THE CLASS 

OF WOrRK OF AJJY HOUSE (DOIJ^G 

(BUSIJ^ESS IJ^ HA ^/ OVER. 

fe<oiT)plefe * C>(a:fis"0:cli0r) * feu0:r0:r)feecl. 

Waltei( G. ^\]Q\$ \ Co., 

Jailorj apd Qlott^ii^rs, 

6 Union St., - - - Boston. 



f\ pdll Z\v)<^ of all t\)q C(^adi9§ f/oueIti(^s Qo^staQtly 09 \\aT)d, 



^tyle and git guaranteed. 



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Kicliiiiond Strait Cit 1 J 

^nr CIGARETTES. 

Cigarette Smokers who are willing to pay a lit- 
tle more than the price charged for the ordinary trade- 
Cigarettes, will find THIS BRAND superior to all 
others. 

THE RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO. 1 CIGAREHES 

are made from the brightest, most delicately flavored, 
and highest cost Gold Leaf grown in Virginia. This 
is the Old and Original Brand of Straight Cut Cigar- 
ettes, and was brought out by us in the year 1875. 

Beware of Imitations, and observe that the 
firm name as below is on every package. 

AliLEN & GINTER. Manufacturers, 
Ricliniond, Virsrinia. 

DARTMOUTH 



\mM, 1 3ai-5ou?e 



Rear of Carter's Block. 



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Laundry Work of every Kind 

done in a Satisfactory 

Manner, 



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^ii i%t 3mproi?(^m(^nte of 

E. O. CARTER, 

HANOVER, N. H. 



DARTMOfclTR 



E, (?. ST0(R^3, (proprietor. 

(Successor to Hanover I'aper Company 
and N A. McClary.) 

A Full Line of Stationery, 

Fountain, Stylographic, 

and Gold Pens. 

DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CIGARS 
ALWAYS ON HAND, 



Emerson Block 



HANOVER. 



G. F. COLBY, 
PRMTK^AL 
BOOK-BIODGR. 



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Magazines, ^Periodicals, 
Town and Family Libraries, 

Rebound in a neat and durable manner at 
LOW PRICES. 



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Opposite Crowley Club. 



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OSTON'. 



NeW [nampshiire Publishiipg piouse* 

ED50)N( (?. f/^S5/T)/\f(, 

WH@LESAIiE apd REPili SPTISIilER. G@NG@RI3, ^. H- 

The reputation we have attained, of selling the Best Goods at the Lowest 

Prices, is not mere newspaper talk, but honest fact, which our 

steadily increasing trade proves beyond a question. 

©crve n)0r)eY W Jauyirja yatii? T^ao^s, €)f(zrfi0r)er»y, T©la:r)^ TSeo^s^ 

I3r)vel0p(zs, j^cr)s, ir)^, ]^er)cils, etc., of Cecslrrjeir). 

EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK AND STATIONERY LINE. 

THE LARGEST STOCK OF WRITING PAPER IN THE STATE. 

FRENCH AND IRISH LINEN WITH ENVELOPES TO MATCH. 



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^AI^IIIEI^ Br^OTHBI^S^ 



DEALERS IN 



Q^oiee ^a9die5, 



Fruit, Nuts, Cigars, Etc. 



lfak@ £>®'w@3t F?£e@s 



AND CARRY FINE STOCK. 



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New Fiooiiis Newly Furnished. 



(ShOIGE (glGAI^S 



-AND- 



-^T<^^^g><}<^.w^ 



Henry VSf . Sanborn, 

Proprietor. 



IRA B. /ILLDN, 

LlYM Y 

STABLE. 



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Good Teams at Moderate 
Prices. 



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STAGES TO }^ FROM ALL TI^AINS. 
A.isriD ca-:ri2,xa.(3-es. 



Good and Reliable Teams at 

Short Notice and Lowest 

Prices. 

A. B. HASKELL, 

Proprietor. 

Hanover, N. H., 

Rear F. W. Davison's /Store. 



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Dame, Stoddard & Kendall, 

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR 

* PociBt KijiYBS, TaDiB GutlBry, Scissors, # 

e/^u/K T^KK'S, RSI^iNC T/^^KIE, 

©r^00m_5 £a0^0, Op^ra (5Ca00e0, 5^^^^ Mat^tt 6oob0^ 

RAZORS, SINGLE AND IN SETS, RAZOR STROPS, 
STAR SAFETY RAZORS, ENGSTROM'S SWEDISH RAZORS. 



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Dame, Stoddard & Kendall, 

SUCCESSORS TO BRADFORD & ANTHONY, 

OPP. BROMFIELD ST. 
i^p^eial ^ttesti@a Qiveai t© Mail Oirdi©?^ aa€ Imqim£^€^. 




WebsterIdigeriCd. 

D farpetmqs, 



41 Washington & 



COR.FRIENH 

.BOSTON 

O.C.WEBSTER 
.^lOLGER. E.Ai:OOKj 



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^HE J:^EADING ^OOKSTORE 

IN NEW ENGLAND, 

WTiere you are always sure of being able to procure any books 

-wanted^ at 

THE LOWEST DISCOUNT PRICES, 

and can always see displayed on shelves and counters the finest selected stock of 
new and choice old books, in cloth, and elegant bindings, is at 



Curious, rare, and out-of-the-way "Books, pur- 
chased from private libraries, and selected 

by our LONDON c^GENT. 

LIBRARY EDITIONS OF STANDARD BOOKS, in extra bindings, 
at prices which are lower than the same class of work can 

be obtained elsewhere. 



Our -OLD BOOK LIST," No. i of the series 
of 1889, has just been issued, and contains some spe- 
cial bargains in choice old books. SENT FREE by 
mail to any address. 

cox^i^i^oi:. 

EsTEs & Lauriat, 

301-305 Washington Street, opp. "Old South," 



SHOES 



Gents' Genuine Hand-Sewed French Calf Shoes, 

made in Congress, "Button, and Bal, 

Wide or Narrow Toe, 



T^member that our $^.oo Gents Shoe, in Congress, 

"Button, and "Bal, is made in Six different 

JVidths and Half Si^es. 

ORDER BY MAIL OR EXPRESS. 

W. A. THOjMPSON, 

Bailey's Block, . . OOIsTOOI^IZ), IN". EC. 




DPUBLICAN PrCSS 

Association^ 

-^ ^QUri /lA/£) /_ Edward A. Jenks. 

f^\\>^ ^Q/^ MANAGER. 



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RINTING 



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The present fall styles of clothing for gentlemen, youths, and 
boys are particularly attractive, and nowhere in Boston ia a fin*M 
line of these goods shown than at the establishment of SP. ' 
BROS. & MORK, 508 Washington street, while their prices are 
such as to invite the attention of the most prudent purchasers. 
The clothing sold by this house is bound to prove thoroughly 
satisfactory to the wearer, for all their garments are made from 
specially selected material, and are cut and made in the most 
thorough and fashionable manner. In all such purchases it is 
the part of wisdom to deal with a respe<5\able firm in whose 
business integrity the utmost confidence can be placed, with the 
assurance that their representations may be relied upon in 
every particular. 



608 Washington Street 

AND 5 Bedford Street, 

BOSTON, MASS. 



SPITZ BROS. & MORK, 



Gentlemen's and Boys' Clothiers. 






J. e. fetbleFieU, 

'"^ailop aod Oatfihhep. 



g[®ceial \n(^ueement<^ ho College /Acq. 



21 and 23 Beacon Street, under Hotel Bellevue, 



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